Definition of replica
1 : an exact reproduction (as of a painting) executed by the original artist a replica of this was painted … this year — Constance Strachey
2 : a copy exact in all details DNA makes a replica of itself sailed a replica of the Viking ship; broadly : copy this faithful, pathetic replica of a Midwestern suburb — G. F. Kennan
Examples of replica in a sentence
We toured a replica of the ship.
It's an authentic replica of an ancient Greek urn.
Origin and Etymology of replica
Italian, repetition, from replicare to repeat, from Late Latin, from Latin, to fold back — more at reply
First Known Use: 1824
Synonym Discussion of replica
REPLICA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of replica for English Language Learners
: an exact or very close copy of something
REPLICA Defined for Kids
Definition of replica for Students
: a very exact copy
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